Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Available on Prime Video, The Great Courses Signature Collection
The written word is so central to our lives that it can seem as if it has always existed. Yet writing is a relatively recent invention. Trace the remarkable saga of "visible speech" from its earliest origins to its future in the digital age. In this thrilling journey, you'll explore how an array of sophisticated writing systems developed, then were adopted and adapted by surrounding cultures.
Starring Marc Zender